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Jonathan Gaisman QC

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Strengths

Jonathan Gaisman QC
Lauded by the market as an outstanding commercial all-rounder, who can adroitly turn his hand to the biggest energy cases, particularly those requiring in-depth contractual expertise. One area of particular strength is the exploration and production sector. Gaisman regularly handles cases concerning insurance and commercial issues pertaining to infrastructure and the extraction of reserves. His broad practice focuses on contested litigation but also encompasses advisory work and appearances as an arbitrator.
"An absolute phenomenon; he's fantastically clever and he immerses himself in the details." "He's incredibly thorough and a very good cross-examiner."
Recent work: Acted in a dispute between a Venezuelan oil company and a commercial operator from the Middle East concerning drilling operations off the coast of Venezuela.

Strengths

Jonathan Gaisman QC
Consistently instructed in complex and high-profile insurance and reinsurance claims. He has extensive arbitration expertise, both as an advocate and as arbitrator. He is particularly well versed in Bermuda Form arbitrations and insurance disputes involving political risk. He is particularly experienced in marine insurance and energy-related claims.
"A powerful advocate who can be trusted with very complex cases."
Recent work: Acted in a marine insurance claim valued at around USD100 million in which underwriters alleged that the vessel 'Brillante Virtuoso' was deliberately destroyed by fire with the privity or connivance of her owner.

Strengths

Jonathan Gaisman QC
Displays particular strength in handling professional negligence claims in the financial sector, most often those of especially high worth or exposure. He has handled a number of very substantial auditors' negligence claims, and is also known for his extremely strong insurance practice. He also adept at acting in claims against solicitors.
"Phenomenally good, the scariest opponent I have ever had." "He is uncompromising and very effective."

Strengths

Jonathan Gaisman QC
Handles a comprehensive international arbitration practice covering a range of issues, including energy and insurance-related disputes. He also handles proceedings before courts in matters linked to arbitration. He also accepts appointments as an arbitrator.
"He commands respect from judges." "A stupendously clever barrister."
Recent work: Acted for the Russian Federation in the Commercial Court to resist enforcement of a USD50 billion arbitral award against it for its role in the bankruptcy of Yukos, the energy company.

Strengths

Jonathan Gaisman QC
"Extremely impressive and always comes out of the traps running fast in a case." "An incredible advocate."

Recent work: Assisted Hutchison 3G UK in seeking damages against EE. It was alleged that EE, after its 2010 merger, had been in breach of its 2007 agreement to share radio access network infrastructure with the claimant.